Face lift is an out-patient surgery that will remove wrinkle and excess skin to bring that healthy younger look back that we all desire. There are different types of face lift, including lower face, full face with or without neck involvement. most everyone undergoing face lift surgery will require tightening of the neck area as well. A good result that is long lasting depends on the extent of the surgery. For best results the underlying muscles should also be lifted along with skin tightening.
How long does face lift last?
The result of a face lift will last for years. Exactly how long depends on multiple factors, including the skin type and amount of sun damage present, the type of facelift performed and how well the skin is taken care of after surgery. With continued skin acre with facial products, microdermabrasion, and minor facial peels, result will last much longer.
Is facelift surgery painful?
Facelift surgery can be performed under local, IV sedation or general anesthesia. I prefer IV sedation, there is absolutely no pain involved. Even after surgery pain medications are taken for a very short time. the procedure is performed in our fully accredited surgery suite in Sacramento area. There is always a board certified anesthesiologist who take care of patients requiring IV sedation or general anesthesia.
What is recovery like with face lift?
After surgery patient will leave with a special dressing in place with instruction to keep elevated for the first 48 hours on pillows or a recliner. I like to see my facelift patients the next day for the first dressing change if possible. there will be minimal bruising with use of special vitamins that promote healing and reduce bruising. Pain is minimal and well controlled. Most patient can drive in 3 to 5 days and return to a desk type work in 5 to 7 days. Sport type activity in 3 to 4 weeks.
Am I a candidate for a face lift? Am I too old or too young for a facelift?
There is no specific age limit for face lift. If the procedure can improve facial aging for you and meets your expectations and you are in good health, than you may be a candidate for the surgery. This will discussed during your consultation with Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Mabourakh with over 20 years experience.
What is the cost of facelift?
Costs for face lift vary greatly by location, the surgeon and the type of procedure being performed, such as mini lift, moderate lift, lower face and neck lift or a full face lift. Typical costs in Sacramento area range from $4900 to $8900. Bu these fees can change depending on other procedures being performed such eyelids, brow lift or fat injections.
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